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SBA announces 2013 Minority Small Business Champion

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Kim Hobgood


SBA Announces 2013 Minority Small Business Champion


LUBBOCK, TX.  - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce Samuel (Sammy) Garcia, of Samuel Garcia State Farm Insurance Agency is the 2013 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. 

 Mr. Garcia was nominated by the Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center in Abilene, Texas.    

 “We are proud of Mr. Garcia for his outstanding contribution to the Abilene small business community.  This award is a tribute to his dedication and hard work,” said West Texas District Director, Calvin Davis. “We are excited to have this opportunity to recognize him.”

A special awards celebration and program will be held in Mr. Garcia’s honor on June 11th, 2013 at Enrique’s Restaurant, 4358 Sayles Blvd., Abilene, Texas from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

For more information, please call Kim Hobgood at 1-806-472-7462 Ext. 108.  All local media are encouraged and invited to provide coverage of this significant accomplishment. 

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